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On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (514 comments in total)
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timo: I don't think I would ever make a camera-buying decision on the basis that 16MP is inadequate for my needs. Scarcely more than ten years ago most people thought 6MP was adequate, and they were mostly right.

6 megapixels wasn't good for anything, except claiming it was better than 4 megapixels. 16 is adequate for many things. I still use a D700 on a regular basis for photographs of groups that are printed on 11x17. You need to resolve a lot of detail for all those faces.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 14:39 UTC

I'd love to have the 24-70, especially since it has VR (which "real" photographers don't need, but I do.) I just wish it wasn't such a brick for a lens with a relatively short range.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 06:08 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Nikon Canada found out long ago not to ship in boxes marked, "Nikon." When I ship a lens or related item, I mark it as something slightly different and haven't had a problem. No one in their right might would put, "Nikon or Canon camera or lens."

I remember coming back from PMA one year. Seemed like the whole photo industry was on the same flight. At the baggage carousel in Newark, the Olympus, Minolta and Canon guys picked up their stuff. All in unmarked cases. Then came two large aluminum Adaptacases with bright yellow Nikon stickers.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 06:04 UTC
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

Visit an American post office and you'll see "freedom" in action. Well, action probably isn't the best word to use.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 05:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (203 comments in total)

Didn't Fuji have an infrared forensic camera before? I think I had one.

Since cameras already have more than enough megapixels and brands that use an AA blur filter have realized they can charge more for leaving it out, the final enhancement (meaning something to make people "upgrade" yet again) will be a camera that can do both regular and infrared photography via an internal filter switch. Pay a bit more for one camera, but only have to buy and carry one. Then, you can dabble in infrared without a big commitment. Sigma almost did this by accident but somebody will do it eventually.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)

Looks sensational. Glad they didn't go out of business due to the white orbs. I should have saved the comments from those savvy DPR readers.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 22nd comment

A last, when somebody sticks up a 7-Eleven, we'll be able to tell if it's man or a woman. That's technology!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: The review is about a service and how it stacks up to others like it. Why have some posters turned this into a debate about whether this type of service should even exist?

Why not? Potential customer feedback might be useful for a new product.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1601 comments in total)
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nick101: I'm struck by the issue of the number of features vs the user interface for managing them. I wish some manufacturers (Sony aren't alone) would recognise that adding to the list of features and options doesn't add value unless we can use them effectively.

It's a shame that such a capable device is sucj a challenge to handle

I think the problem is that Sony is an electronics company, not really a camera company. Consumer electronics manufacturers focus on adding as many buttons as possible and when they don't fit, it's menus and sub-menus. Like a "user friendly" car stereo.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available (32 comments in total)

How about a lens profile that turns files from the Otus into velvety LensBaby shots? That would be worth paying $120 a year.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 18:55 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

The takeaway is that great lenses can be built anywhere but it's too expensive in Germany. While Sony squandered most of what they got from Minolta (and yes, Minolta had some superb lenses including several re-branded for Leitz) they wisely saw they needed assistance with lenses. Of course, Zeiss is not new to this, having a similar arrangement with Kyocera for their Contax-branded cameras.

Cosina is amazingly capable especially with short runs, producing everything from budget film SLRs to Zeiss lenses but apparently they are not producing some of the most recent Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

Maybe it's a generational thing but I'm amazed how many people make a point that it's just ten bucks a month--as if this will never change. "Dear Photographer, We're thrilled to announce some new, not very useful features. To support the cost of developing these exciting new enhancements, we're increasing the cost of a CC subscription...."

Of course this could never happen because the cost of things you pay for every month never goes up.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

I suspect the cloud will eventually be incorporated into our lives like cell phones or cable TV. Everyone will have it, it will work everywhere and it will be like electricity or tap water.

The problem is, Adobe needs the money now, and it's obviously not de-bugged yet.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1601 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: I would not want it at half the price. Short short lens.

It's the attitude. You can say "For my needs, the lens is too short." Or, you can say "I wouldn't want it if it was free!" It's the attitude.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:24 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1601 comments in total)
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nicoboston: I think DPReview should give 3 independent scores:
- 1 score for still image quality
- 1 score for video quality
- 1 score for everything else

I have no doubt that this camera is "the most responsive and enjoyable". It is clearly a very interesting ans innovative imaging instrument.
IMO, there is a disconnect between the final score "85% Gold Reward" and IQ. This unique score is misleading because many readers think that best score = best IQ.

Again, I truly believe this is a great and innovative tool; but I also believe that there are less fancy compact cameras that generate better still images. Your scoring method is too simplistic for an instrument with so many features.

Just my 2 cents ;-)

If it really fit in a reasonably sized pocket, I'd agree with you. As it is, it's much better than other, cheaper cameras of similar size and not as good as slightly larger cameras. It's not particularly light weight, either. I wonder, in the summer, do people really carry these in a shirt pocket or even a pants pocket? Maybe they do, considering the size of cell phones.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1601 comments in total)

I agree that in terms of ambitious design, as opposed to taking pictures, the Sony is a marvel. Being stuck on the image quality thing, I think Sony is almost there. Looking at the wide angle corners, the G7X is so bad even DPR would have trouble praising it. The Sony looks to be just about acceptable with some stopping down. I wouldn't pay $1000 for this image quality but it's not bad, and for now, nothing as small as the Sony can do any better.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 199th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)

As of 7/28, these bodies are going for $3000 (gray, of course) on eBay. If Canon feels the need to do this with a brand new camera, you can just imagine the shape the other companies are in.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 5th comment
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)
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sapporodan: The negativity for this camera is amazing.

Honestly I don't like it myself but ill at least ill wait until there are a lot of reviews and comparisons before I make a final judgement.

The comment above is the essence of DPR. "I don't like it myself" but I'll wait to read the reviews before I make a judgement.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)
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marleni: Canon cripples one new camera after the other by NOT integrating a VIEWFINDER.
With this stubbornness it's no wonder that Canon's sales go down and down!

True, but people would not pay an extra $150-200 for a built-in finder.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (53 comments in total)
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chj: Sorry, but this is similar to photographers who focus on shooting graffiti. The architects and graffiti artists may deserve praise, but unless you are really adding something more to it in your photo, it's not your art. In these photos, I don't see the photographer adding enough to call it his own.

vin is right. Having a beautiful or interesting subject gets you 90% of the way there. A lot of the portfolios recently have been from globe-trotting photographers who've been to incredible places.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
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